EYC One-Design Invitational

Hosted by Eugene Yacht Club

July 31-August 1, 2010

Report by Nick Genovese

The first annual Eugene Yacht Club One-Design Invitational Regatta was held July 31st-August 1st. The brainchild of Chip Balough, four fleets were asked to participate in the event; Santana 20ís, Thistles, Wavelength 24ís and Day Sailors who also held their Pacific Coast Championships.

The wind left much to be desired, being only 2-3 knots and sketchy for a majority of the regatta, however the great competition compensated for the light air and made for an extremely exciting event. Three races were completed on Saturday and two on Sunday. After the first day Mark Forrest's "Q" was leading by tie breaker against the University of Oregon team who both had nine points; my team on In-N-Out was in third with ten points.

The final results came down to the last race, where three boats were tied at 15 points for first and three boats tied for second at 16 points. Light wind and a long race made for a very interesting final race. In the end, the results of the final race were the results of the regatta with Mark Forrest claiming third, Glen Hughes (on a newly refurbished Spy, 314) second, and with a stroke of luck In-N-Out taking first.

Overall, the company and organization of both the regatta and Rich Johnsonís Race Committee made for a fantastic weekend of competition and fun. I hope to see many more boats on the start line next year.


 

1st - Team In-N-Out

2nd - Team Spy

3rd - Team Q

In-N-Out

 

Results (PDF)